CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an annulment of a Welch attorney’s law license.
On May 18, the Supreme Court issued its order to annul Jason R. Grubb’s law license after the Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a petition seeking the annulment on Feb. 9.
On March 9, Grubb, through counsel, filed a request for a mitigation hearing and the ODC filed an objection to the request for mitigation hearing on March 16.
On April 13, the court received the Hearing Panel Subcommittee of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board’s ruling denying the request for a mitigation hearing and Grubb did not object to the ruling, according to the Supreme Court’s order.
Upon consideration and review of the petition seeking annulment, the court is of the opinion to grant the petition, the order states.
“It is therefore ordered that the license to practice law in the State of West Virginia of the respondent, Jason R. Grubb, shall be, and it hereby is, annulled.”
Grubb was admitted to the State Bar on May 13, 2004, and practices in Welch.
On Sept. 29, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia issued a 30-count indictment against Grubb, which included six counts of mail fraud and 24 counts of failure to collect, account for and pay over employment taxes.
On Feb. 3, Grubb plead guilty to Count 30 and the maximum penalty is imprisonment for a period of five years, a file of $10,000, a term of supervised release of three years, a mandatory special assessment of $100, an order of restitution and costs of prosecution.
Grubb agreed that he owed restitution of $29,193.32 to Daniels Capital Corporation, $126,225 to West Virginia Public Defender Services and $247,035.97 to the Internal Revenue Service.
The Supreme Court entered the order to annul Grubb’s law license pursuant to Rule 3.18 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals case number: 16-0121